Alec Ounsworth: Tiny Desk Concert

February 22, 2010

Bang Your Head, Say Oww!

I met Alec Ounsworth four years ago on a tour bus outside the 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C. We were webcasting a concert by his band Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. I remember leaving the interview and thinking that, as good as Clap Your Hands Say Yeah was, Ounsworth had a lot more creative music to make.

“Modern Girl (…With Scissors)”

“Holy, Holy, Holy Moses (Song for New Orleans)”

“When You’ve No Eyes”

Ounsworth recently recorded some songs with his Philadelphia-based friends in a band called Flashy Python, which features members of Dr. Dog, The Walkmen and Man Man. And in the fall of 2009, he released a solo record called Mo’ Beauty, which he wrote and recorded in New Orleans with a group of local musicians and producer Steve Berlin (Los Lobos, The Blasters).

Now, Ounsworth has put a new band together to tour with the music of Mo’ Beauty. But when he came to the NPR Music offices to perform a Tiny Desk Concert, his sound was stripped down to just two acoustic guitars, accompanied only by his bandmate and guitarist, Matt Sutton. NPR.ORG

Listen to another concert from 2006:

~ by castleqwayr on February 23, 2010.

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